Monday, February 11, 2019

For My Lover (Tracy Chapman)

Tracy Chapman's "For My Lover" from her self-titled debut album.

It was a couple of weeks before the album was released when an ELEKTRA friend passed it on to me on a cassette.  It was and remains an outstanding album filled with incredible songs.  But for me, "For My Lover'' really was the one -- from the opening line, 'Two weeks in a Virginia jail," Tracy had me spellbound.  She's one of our greatest songwriters.